Skyline Sun Hoodie

Sun Safety, Uncompromised Comfort

Meet the Skyline Sun Hoodie, designed for makers who seek both performance and style in their gear. This premium sun-protective layer is perfect for trail running, backpacking, kayaking, fishing, gardening, paddle boarding, and every sunny adventure in between.

Why You'll Love the Skyline Sun Hoodie

  • Sun Protection: Featuring an airy hood and integrated thumb holes on the sleeves to cover your hands, the Skyline Sun Hoodie shields your skin from harmful UV rays, ensuring you stay protected during those long, sun-soaked days outdoors.
  • Comfort and Breathability: Crafted from lightweight, breathable knit fabrics, the open collar design keep you cool and comfortable, making it an ideal summer base layer for all your active pursuits.
  • Active Mobility: The boxy T-shirt fit with a dropped shoulder and relaxed ease paired with stretch fabric and multi-panel construction offer a full range of motion, perfect for dynamic outdoor activities. Whether you're climbing, running, or casting a line, you’ll move with ease.
  • Versatile Style: The yoke, gusseted sleeves, side panels, and hood design allow for creative color blocking, two-tone, or single-color designs, enabling you to craft a truly unique sun hoodie that reflects your personal style.
  • Skill-Building Project: This pattern is perfect for both seasoned sewists and beginners looking to expand their skills. With clear, step-by-step instructions and a supportive community, you’ll create a professional-quality garment that rivals big brands.
  • Community-Driven Improvements: We listened to your feedback and made key updates, including improved line-styles for grayscale printing, a layered PDF for size selections, and fully illustrated instructions. Special thanks to our pattern reviewers for helping us make these enhancements.
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Digital Sewing Pattern

  • Easy-to-Follow Guides: Navigate your sewing project with confidence using our detailed, illustrated instructions and high-contrast line art for clear, step-by-step guidance.
  • Tailored Cut Layouts: Discover optimized cut layouts, precise pattern sizing, and guidance for custom fit adjustments, empowering you to create a garment that fits like a dream.
  • Inclusive Sizing: Embrace our non-gendered adult sizing range, spanning from ready-to-wear XXS to XXL, designed to accommodate a diverse range of body shapes and sizes.
  • Seam Allowances Included: Rest assured, seam allowances are thoughtfully included for all pattern panels and sizes, streamlining your sewing experience and ensuring professional-quality results.
  • Flexible Printing Options: Select from multiple PDF paper sizes for your printing convenience, including standard Letter or A4 sized paper for at-home printing, as well as large format options for easier visualization and assembly.
  • Projector Sewing Compatible: Avoid the tedious printing and taping by projecting the selectable size pattern directly onto your fabric. Seamlessly integrate your sewing workflow with the free and open-source Pattern Projector app! Users can upload the large format pattern file to enjoy full compatibility with the pattern cutting specific tools available in the app.

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When shopping for fabrics to sew a sun hoodie, especially one intended as a summer base layer, it's essential to consider stretch, breathability, and UV protection. This guide will help novice and intermediate sewists understand what to look for in fabrics to ensure comfort, functionality, and durability for outdoor activities like backpacking.

Key Considerations

  • UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor): Fabrics with a UPF rating block UV radiation, protecting your skin from harmful sun exposure. A UPF rating of 30-50+ is ideal for outdoor sports and activities.
  • Stretch:Choose knit fabrics with 30-50% stretch to ensure the fabric moves with you and provides a comfortable fit. Fabrics with lower stretch percentages (around 30%) are easier to sew with a regular sewing machine. For fabrics with higher stretch (over 50%), using a serger is recommended for best results.

Fabric Content

  • Polyester/Spandex Blends: Common for performance wear, these fabrics are lightweight, moisture-wicking, and quick-drying. They also often have built-in UV protection.
  • Nylon/Spandex Blends: Similar to polyester blends, these are durable, stretchy, and moisture-wicking. Nylon blends tend to be a bit more durable and softer.
  • Bamboo/Spandex Blends: Bamboo fabrics are soft, breathable, and have natural antibacterial properties. They also provide excellent UV protection.
  • Polyester/Bamboo/Spandex Blends: Combining the benefits of polyester and bamboo, these blends are stretchy, moisture-wicking, and breathable, with added softness and UV protection.
  • Merino Wool Blends: Merino wool is renowned for its softness, breathability, and natural odor resistance. It provides warmth in cool weather and stays cool in the heat, making it an excellent year-round fabric.
  • Modal/Spandex Blends: Modal is a type of rayon made from beech tree pulp. It's soft, breathable, and absorbent, often blended with spandex for added stretch and durability.

Minimum Yardage Recommendation

Fabric Width Size 32 34 36 40 44 48 52
51 inches 2 2 2 2 2 2.5 2.5
58 inches 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 2 2 2
Note: Measurements in yards. Refer to the sizing tables at the bottom of this page.

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Pattern Details

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Pattern Difficulty

This is a confident beginner pattern. As knits stretch, sewing with a regular sewing machine is made possible with a walking foot attachment and zigzag stitch. A serger is highly recommended. Tips & Tricks to Tame Stretchy Knit Fabrics

Body Measurements and Fit Guide

  • Comprehensive Fit Guidance: Our pattern instructions feature detailed guidance on achieving a personalized fit, including common adjustments for sleeve length, back length, hip grading, and more. These adjustments have been successfully used by individuals of all shapes and sizes, providing confidence that your garment will be tailored to your unique proportions.
  • Inclusive Sizing Range: Embrace a wide range of chest sizes, spanning from 30 inches to 52 inches, corresponding to ready-to-wear sizing from XXS to XXL. With such versatility, our pattern accommodates a diverse array of body types, ensuring there's an option for everyone.
  • Preview Garment Sizes: Refer to the table below for a glimpse of the garment sizing. This resource provides valuable information on how the pattern fits, allowing you to determine if this pattern is right for you.
  • Real-World Example: In the photos, you'll find a real-world example of the pattern in action. At 6'0" tall, 170 lbs, and with a 39" chest, I comfortably wear a size medium.